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Reviewed February 23, 2019

This is a delightful church building in the 5th District just behind the Pantheon at Place Sainte Genevieve. It is well worth making time to see before or after your visit to the Pantheon.

The church history dates back to the Abbey of St-Genevieve which was constructed nearby in the 6th century during the time of King Clovis I. The original Saint-Étienne church was constructed here in 1222. However, it had to be enlarged and reconstructed several times in later centuries.

The building you see now dates back to the the end of the 16th century. It is French Gothic and French Renaissance in architectural style and is quite beautiful. The exterior includes a decorative facade and single narrow tower.

Perhaps more impressive however is the interior of the church. What you'll find is a traditional Gothic nave with high vaulted ceiling, an impressive wooden pulpit, stained-glass windows, wall frescos as well as a charming rood loft with almost whimsical spiralling staircases on both sides. The side chapels are delicately decorated and also worth spending time to enjoy.

In the end, Saint-Étienne-du-Mont is an interesting church to learn about historically and to view if you plan to spend time in the 5th district on the Left Bank. You can easily combine a visit here with that of the Pantheon and Musee du Cluny which is also nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Built between the 15th and 17th century in a mostly renaissance style with some gothic parts, such as the nave, the interior was very light and nice to see, as well as some splendid 17th century stained glass similar to flemish examples I had seen before.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Visiting this church during daylight is a wonderful experience. The intricate woodwork, ceiling, windows.....all beautiful. And then attending an evening concert here adds another layer of enjoyment.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kay R
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

I was wondering in the area and this beautiful church just caught my eye. The exterior is impressive and the interior is also stunning. Free entrance, not very crowded - definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This church didn’t appear in our guidebook. We stumbled across it when we went to see the Pantheon. The exterior of the church is an interesting amalgam of styles. The interior architecture is breathtaking. There are no lines or crowds to battle. It is well worth your time to stop by and take a look. Plus, it is a short walk from there to the Rue Mouffetard markets.

Date of experience: November 2018
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